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'Spider-Man' trilogy Honest Trailer: 'The Godfather' of superhero movies, in that the last one sucks -- VIDEO

Before you go see that hipster reboot this weekend in theaters, why not be reminded of the original film series that brought Peter Parker’s amazing skills, responsibility, power and blah blah blah to life?

Let’s be honest, Sam Raimi’s ‘Spider-Man’ trilogy starring Tobey Maguire was good in the beginning when it was about Peter’s struggles with his power, his breakup with Mary Jane, and battling a villain who ultimately kills himself. Oh wait — that’s the plot of all three films. With his signature wall-crawling and occasional spider-sense, Maguire’s Spider-Man sure had some moves, but definitely not in the dance department. You’ve been warned.

Check out all the spidey action and tears…lots of tears below, as always by Screen Junkies: READ FULL STORY

'The Spoils of Babylon' premiere: Extrapolations

Ooh, now this is a weird show. IFC’s new well-stirred and visually striking vat of star soup has Will Ferrell as Eric Jonrosh, the “Author-Producer-Actor-Writer-Director-Raconteur-Bon Vivant-Legend-Fabulist” behind The Spoils of Babylon, an epic miniseries based on his own epic novel. Kristen Wiig and Tobey Maguire play the kids of Tim Robbins’ oil tycoon. Eventually Maguire’s character Devon marries a mannequin… voiced by Carey Mulligan. Even the most successful fabulists have to cut costs sometimes.

I can already tell that one must really be in the right mood to enjoy this six-episode miniseries — but I was! The format was so unexpected and I love how they created an entire production within the show. (If you’re looking for a TV show that will remind you to revisit Boogie Nights, this is the one.) It’s so exaggeratedly dumb that it can seem brilliant — and if a scene or dialogue seems lame or dragged out beyond comprehension, well, that’s just raggedy old Eric Jonrosh for you. Blame him! These poor actors are just trying to do their jobs.

Read EW’s Spoils of Babylon review here, and check out some of my favorite absurd moments from tonight’s two-part premiere, below:

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'Don't forget Kwanzaa!': Samuel L. Jackson, Tobey Maguire on the 'Between Two Ferns' Christmas Spectacular -- VIDEO

It’s time for the “Happy Holidays edition of Between Two Ferns!” For his 2013 Christmas Spectacular, Zach Galifianakis welcomed guests “Samue L. Jack’s Son” and “Toby,” better known as Samuel L. Jackson and Tobey Maguire.

The interview itself didn’t focus as much on holiday questions as it did Jackson’s career choices — namely Turbo and Snakes on a Plane — and Maguire’s, well, he was there. However, in the spirit of Christmas, Galifianakis did give them both a gift: A copy of his film The Campaign, which Maguire autographed and gave back.

And to top off a successful show, Galifianakis welcomed Arcade Fire to sing “Little Drummer Boy.”

Watch the wonderfully awkward holiday episode (complete with snow!) below: READ FULL STORY

'The Great Gatsby' premiere: On the scene report

It seems only fitting that the New York City premiere for the The Great Gatsby — a movie set in a time of over-the-top indulgence — would be, well, grand.

From a seemingly never-ending red carpet lined with a Tiffany blue backdrop (the jeweler was one of the sponsors of the opening) to the corrals of fans gathered around the Lincoln Center to applaud and squeal at every arrival, the red carpet felt more like a lead-in to a big awards show than it did a typical movie opening.

While Jay-Z whisked inside with a quick wave to fans, the film’s stars — including Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Amitabh Bachchan –  stopped to chat on the carpet. Here’s what they had to say:

Leonardo DiCaprio, on relating to his character, Jay Gatsby: “This novel took on a whole new meaning for me when I became an adult. I really connected and was fascinated by the loneliness and isolation of this man that is a part of this new America that is emerging as this superpower,” said DiCaprio, who we’re pretty sure we saw taking a selfie inside the theater. (See, he’s just like one of us!) READ FULL STORY

D'oh! of the Week: 'The Great Gatsby' trailer goof

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Like his other films Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet, and Strictly Ballroom, the trailer for Baz Lurhmann’s take on the classic novel The Great Gatsby is crammed with bunches of stuff, from sparkly confetti to fringe-y flapper dresses, extravagant pools to the bright lights of 1920s Times Square. So perhaps it shouldn’t be so shocking that one of those period details isn’t quite right.

Thanks to eagle-eyed Twitter follower @AmyOriss, I was alerted to the fact that the film misspells the famed Ziegfeld Follies:  READ FULL STORY

Tobey Maguire talks to Andrew Garfield in Spider-Man summit

Ten years ago, indie-film actor Tobey Maguire starred in Spider-Man and became the face of one of the biggest franchises in movie history. This summer, history is repeating itself, with Andrew Garfield — an actor best known for stealing scenes in The Social Network and being grim, nude, and British in the grim, nudely British Red Riding trilogy — headlining hopeful megahit The Amazing Spider-Man. Now, V-Man has brought the two Peter Parkers together for a genial, backslapping summit which nevertheless provides an intriguing portrait of two actors on two very different ends of the modern Hollywood media circus. READ FULL STORY

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